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Lithuania quits Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries

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  • May 25, 2021
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Lithuania quits Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International Relations 

In news

  • Lithuania has quit China’s 17+1 cooperation forum with central and eastern European states, calling it “divisive”.

Important value additions 

Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEE, China-CEEC) 

  • It is an initiative by China. 
  • Objective: To promote business and investment relations between China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe Countries (CEEC).
  • Founded in: 2012 in Warsaw.
  • It will now be known as 16+1 after Lithuanias’ exit.

Do you know? 

  • Central and Eastern Europe is a term encompassing the countries in Central Europe, the Baltics, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Europe (the Balkans),
  • It usually means former communist states from the Eastern Bloc and Warsaw Pact in Europe.
  • Lithuania is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. 
  • Capital: Vilnius.

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